The name Ganagobie derives from the Occitan cana "reed" combined with the adjective gòbia "twisted" the term designating a twisted tower. Another interpretation is the source of the mountain.
It was on the Ganagobie Plateau that a Clunisian Priory was built around the 2th century. On this verdant site now stands a monastery run by Benedictine monks. Their patient work with earth and stone has transformed this site into a true haven of peace. The Ganagobie plateau is known for its remarkable view of the Durance valley, the Pays de Forcalquier and the Montagne de Lure, a path also allows you to go around the plateau in XNUMX hours.
The Priory Church
The church dates from the 72th century, you can admire the porch of the church and its superb tympanum. Inside the medieval mosaics at the foot of the Altar cover an area of 15m², their size and artistic quality make it a unique work in France (free visit every day from 17 p.m. to XNUMX p.m., except Mondays). While walking on the Plateau, you can also discover the ruins of the village of Villevieille, probably dating from the XNUMXth century. It is assumed that the Plateau has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
Dating from the end of the XNUMXth century, alternating light and dark, it is of low, compact construction and is located to the south of the nave of the church. It cannot be visited but it can be admired from inside the church. The Cloister is the symbol of monastic life...
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